Thursday, November 01, 2007
Pewter on Plastic
The scan does not capture the subtlety of the graphite, but you get the general idea.
My goal with this still life drawing was to make a more dramatic composition and attain a sense of depth. Compared to my previous attempts (scroll down to see my other recent still life drawings) I think I did a better job of making an engaging image. But still not quite there yet.
I also experimented with making fine white marks with the eraser into the graphite, and alternating those marks with layers of crosshatching, to create a more interesting and complex surface. You can see it especially on the main body of the pewter pitcher, which I built up with layers of knitted marks.
Posted by Sadie J. Valeri at 8:28 PM